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Mama Africa Restaurant

178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 426 1017
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mixed grill” (48 reviews)
“wild game” (36 reviews)
“game meat” (34 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Came to Mama Africa as our tour leader booked this place as our last dinner as a team. The food prices were on a pricier side and was not happy that it's R15 extra pp for the live music that I could barely heard or...More

Thank asiantravelgirl
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We went there with the two of us. It took forever until there was someone to assist us. My friend ordered the kudu and I must say the quality was lower than I was used to. I ordered ostrich filet which was served well done...More

Thank xNicoleXxX
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

A must do when visiting Cape Town. Live music, great food, all around wonderful experience. Very affordable as well.

Thank dwtrips01
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Was recommended to go to Mama Africa from other tourists met on a tour.. it was great! Our food / service was average.. but the staff were friendly, and the live band that started at 8 made the whole experience ! Definitely recommend!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Great live music and authentic local food. Feels a bit touristy but still a lot of fun. Service was a bit slow but friendly. Overall, good spot for visitors.

Thank _TejasRT_
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Love love love this place. Staff are awesome, food is all sorts of amazing, Devils Peak beers fab and the live music and vibe is up there with the best I have experienced during my stay in Cape Town. I have eaten here three times...More

Thank gwenniemay58
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Food was good, frist time I had crocodile and ostrich, pricing was responsible too as the location not to far from the city centre Highly recommended

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Even though all tourists, the food and service was amazing. Live entertainment started at 8 pm. Staff were very friendly and engaging. A must!!

Thank WorldTraveller0177
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This place well worth it for the live marimba band. Fantastic music. Food and drink were about average, but the music is the main attraction. Go if you want a taste of afro-beat/jazz/go-go style amazing drumming, brass and marimba for a few hours. Next time...More

Thank AugustWest07
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

May 31st The restaurant is touristic but really typical at the same time. The waiters are great! We ate kudu, crocodile, ostrich, samosas and then Zimbabwe chicken with peanuts and spinach, they were all amazing ! The atmosphere is great thanks to the singer and...More

Thank Ana11e
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Response from Roanthedog | Reviewed this property |
The menu is varied - a la carte, not prix fixe. We chose the game platter so we could try the different kinds of meat but their menu offers a variety of choices. Regardless what the dinner costs in Rand, keep in mind that a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 00:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Long Street | Cape Town City Centre, Western Cape, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 426 1017
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